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Noteworthy Books on Conveyancing and Property Law

Property Law and Practice 2015/2016 (CLP Legal Practice Guides) by Anne Rodell and Clare Harris:

This book is extremely popular among students especially because of it’s clear language and detailed explanations. It is described on amazon.com as “Property Law and Practice provides a detailed examination of the processes involved in freehold and leasehold property transactions, clearly addressing the issues that arise in both the residential and commercial fields. It deals with all the issues confronting the practitioner on a day-to-day basis to provide a complete overview of modern conveyancing practice. This edition has been updated with information on the Leasehold Property Enquiries Form, the designation of all Land Registry offices as proper offices, the proposed regulations to prevent landlords letting properties falling below specified energy efficiency thresholds and commercial rent arrears recovery. It also covers recent developments on chancel liability, flood risk, the Green Deal and changes of use permitted by the GPDO and recent case law on the cancellation of unilateral notices.”

Conveyancing Forms and Procedures Paperback by Annette Goss, Lorraine Richardson and Michael Taylor:

The description for this book reads, “This popular practice manual for conveyancers has been completely revised and updated to take account of the fundamental changes that have occurred to the law and practice of conveyancing in recent years. A new team of authors with experience of conveyancing, land registration and training conveyancers have comprehensively re-written the book to take account of: the Land Registration Act 2002 and HMLR e-services; electronic ordering and delivery of property searches; Stamp Duty Land Tax; the requirements of the Money Laundering Regulations; Home Information Packs and Energy Performance Certificates; and, revised TransAction forms. The book provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to the sequence of a domestic residential conveyancing transaction. Over 40 forms, including all those which are most commonly used in conveyancing, are reproduced in the book and are accompanied by user-friendly commentary on their use and purpose.”

Conveyancing Checklists Paperback by Frances Silverman and Russell Hewitson:

Although some students found the layout of the book difficult to follow, everyone agrees that the information within is invaluable. Here is the summary as seen on goodreads.com; “Following established procedures and identifying and acting upon areas of concern at the appropriate time is essential for efficient conveyancing. Using checklists is one reliable method a firm can employ to ensure the necessary procedures are followed and to reduce exposure to potential risk. This comprehensive book of checklists is organised to follow standard conveyancing transactions from taking instructions to post-completion. The detailed lists provide a guide to every step a practitioner typically needs to follow and a CD-ROM allows each checklist to be customised for individual firms. The useful and practical features include: a CD-ROM to enable fast and flexible access to customisable checklists; specimen standard letters that can be easily customised; tables of fees, facts and figures for everyday use.” The CD included makes it even more useful for students and practitioners.

Blackstone’s Statutes on Property Law 2015- 2016 (Blackstone’s Statute Series) by Meryl Thomas (Editor):

This series is a timeless and traditional collection of books used by law students everywhere. The books are well known for their reliability, accuracy and authority. They have been recommended by instructors and professors throughout the years. They are trustworthy and so are perfect for exam use. Moreover, the books are practical and easy to use and find information. An added bonus is their reliability as they are constantly updated and so are relevant to the latest laws and current events.

Law Express: Land Law by John Duddington:

This textbook is more of a revision guide for conveyancing and property law students. It focuses on essential concepts and remember and apply the key legislation in your exams. It also reviews the key cases, statutes and legal terms that generally appears in exams. Furthermore, it contains an exam bank consisting of questions from the previous years. Best of all, the book encourages critical thinking and efficient exam strategy that can help you make the best out of your books.

Posted by on 27/05/2016 in Conveyancing books

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